CLEARY Smeaton, Victoria | 1877
The Cleary farm near Smeaton ,Victoria was founded in 1877 by Irish immigrant Denis Cleary and his bride Ellen Doyle. It is today farmed by their great, great grandson Shaun.
The highly productive mixed farm has a history of many different crops. The rich red volcanic soil growing excellent, potatoes, canola and lucerne and supporting at times over its long history, dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep and pigs.
This prime food growing farm is now threatened with compulsory acquisition re-a corridor of land for a mega electrical transmission line, including a giant tower 60m from the Cleary’s new homestead. I’m sure everyone connected with farming wish them well in their battle to have some kind of compromise that will keep the viability and liveability of this generational farm.